One of the problems that we in the West have with Islam is you don’t know which Muslims are honest and loyal, and which ones are likely to suffer from ‘Sudden Jihad Syndrome’. Islamic groups are no better and quite often speak with a forked tongue on many issues, and pretend moderation whilst acting for the benefit of those who would impose Shariah Law.
This is a story from Jihad Watch about an American Islamic group who have been alleged to have impeded FBI investigations into Islamic terror.
Jihad Watch said:
The Al Qaeda affiliate that terrorized a Kenyan shopping center and murdered scores of innocent people has a powerful and influential advocate in the United States, the Muslim “civil rights” group known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
It’s unlikely that the mainstream media will mention the connection, but it’s deep and it involves interfering in federal probes involving the radicalization of young Somali men in the U.S., like the ones carrying out the attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Northern Nairobi. CAIR has also wielded its power to silence critics of the Al Qaeda offshoot—Somalia’s Al Shabaab—that stormed into the mall, murdered at least 68 and took dozens of hostages.
Several of the jihadists involved in the attack are Somalis from Minnesota, according to a mainstream news report. They include 22-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Isse of St. Paul and 24-year-old Abdifatah Osman Keenadiid of Minneapolis. In the last few years the FBI and Congress have launched probes into the radicalization of the Somali American community in Minnesota. Al Shabaab recruits young men in local mosques and ships them off to train and fight in Somalia.
CAIR, an Islamic terrorist front group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, has interfered with the U.S. government’s investigation into this operation. A few years ago it actually hampered an FBI probe into the disappearance of dozens of Twin Cities Somali men. Many in the local Somali community denounced CAIR’s actions, saying that the group was actually discouraging them from cooperating with the FBI.”
This is the sort of behaviour that we in Britain and the USA have sadly had to become used to in recent years. Islamic groups will scream and cry when their ideology is challenged. Such organisations will shout ‘Islamophobia’ at anyone who believes and says that Islam is a crock of shit. Islamic individuals are also pretty good at the subtle or none too subtle threat of violence and disruption as we saw with Lord Ahmed’s threat to have 10,000 Muslim youth marching on Parliament, and the threats to Birmingham Metropolitan College over its Niqab ban by Islamic and Leftist groups
Unfortunately Muslim groups like CAIR are not confining their work to making sure that people who just happen to be Muslim are not harassed, they appear to be actively working to stop legitimate FBI probes into the problems Islamic violence. Two dozen Somali men disappearing and going off to fight with Jihadist organisations is a matter of proper concern for the authorities and it is a situation where investigations should be made. Groups like CAIR who work not for stated human rights aims, but instead help, assist or encourage Jihad have truly shown whose side they are on, and it is quite plain that they are not on your side nor on the side of democracy and freedom.
If any group surely deserved the description of ‘Fifth Column’ then it would be CAIR and groups similar to them.
Worryingly, the effects of CAIR are not only a problem for US law enforcement agencies. In the United Kingdom, high profile Islamic whining outfits like Tell Mama, often feature CAIR’s press releases on their website. Such releases are often featured prominently on the pages of this discredited Islamic lawfare group, and that should tell anyone concerned about Islam just where Tell Mama’s ideological heritage lies. Groups that back organisations that back Hamas are not ones that should be supported by anyone who purports to support concepts of freedom, justice and democracy.
If CAIR can impede the American justice system in this way, should we be a little less complacent about what Islamic groups are doing here in the UK? Should we not be told how many terrorism and sedition enquiries are being hampered by British Islamic groups, and the communities that they serve? To hide this information will only cause problems in the long run.
The Tell Mama, Islamic lawfare group
Original story about CAIR’s obstruction of justice
More on the dodgy-ness of the Tell Mama group
A definition of ‘Lawfare’ from the Lawfare Project
Birmingham college caves in to Islamic threats
Muslim Peer, Lord Ahmed threatens Parliament with 10,000 angry Muslims marching on it. A loyal citizen, I don’t bloody think so.